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Dolmen du Sem (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech)

Legend has it that Samson was playing with a friend from the village of Orus, throwing stones across the valley, and left this one behind.
Hence its alternative name - Palet de Samson. Palet = puck.

Cimitiere des Druides (Alignement)

A rough transation of the info board at the site ...

Legend has it that fairies were carrying rocks to nearby Mont St Michel and grew tired on the way, leaving these here instead.

St Samson-sur-Rance (Standing Stone / Menhir)

Local tradition has it that the menhir was one of three that blocked the entry to Hell. A curious custom involved young girls who wished to marry within the year having to climb to the top and slide down 'in their christening knickers' ....

From the info board at the site.
Yorkshire based stone searcher and Cope music fan with intentions to be tidy and green, and with a fondness for baking.
Married to Beardy - at Castlerigg - and honeymooned round Perthshire, Aberdeenshire, and the Western Isles.
Recently taken to European excursions.

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